Youth ages 12 to 25 are invited to get a free heart screening on Sunday, November 4 at Valhalla High School between 9 am and 3 pm.
The screening is offered by the Eric Paredes Save A Life Foundation, which has screened over 27,000 teens for heart abnormalities that put about 1 in 300 students at risk for Sudden Cardiac Arrest – a leading cause of death under 25, the #1 killer of student-athletes and the leading cause of death on school campuses. Heart screenings are not a part of annual checkups or pre-participation sports physicals, even though most heart conditions have no warning signs or unrecognized symptoms — which is why Eric’s Foundation screens for free.
Register at epsavealife.org/register/ and download a screening packet that you will complete and bring to the event. Walk-ins are also accepted after 10 a.m. and paperwork is available onsite if online registration is not possible. Screenings take less than an hour. Parents need not be present for youth who have a signed and completed screening packet. Parents will be contacted by our medical director to apprise them if a cardiac abnormality is detected.
Students wear t-shirt, sweatpants or sports shorts to the screening. Girls wear a sports bra.
We urge you to take advantage of this opportunity to screen your teen.